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WELCOME TO STROUD RECREATION

Stroud Region Open Space & Recreation Commissions (SROSRC) serves the community with parks, greenways and recreational programming throughout the

Stroud Region.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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Chair Yoga

Tuesdays Feb 20, 27 & Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

2:00pm-3:00pm

Day Street Community Center

 

We utilize breathing, meditation and strengthening postures to give your mental and physical health a boost, all with the support of a chair. Chair yoga's adaptability and gentle nature make it a versatile tool for improving anyone's overall well-being, including those with mobility concerns. Instructed by Andrea D.

$12 per class or $60 for all six.

REGISTER HERE

SPACE LIMITED.

Walk-ins welcome if there is space.

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Fantastic Fairy Doors

March 17-April 10 2024

Locations vary.

New fairy doors will appear in your local parks this St Patrick's Day! Find them all before April's Spring magic whisks them away somewhere new! We’ll post a picture of each door and its location on InstagramFacebook.

Please be kind and gentle when you visit the fairy's doors, and don't forget to sign their teeny guest books!

Free! Visit at your own pace!

No registration required.

Fairies, Nature & Magic

Saturday, March 16th from 2 - 4 pm

Art on display through Mar. 29, 2024

Hughes Library

In conjunction with Fairy Doors in the Parks, Origins Gallery is teaming up with Hughes Library to host an art exhibition of fine works by local artists.

25% of art sales will go to Stroud Recreation.

Art Sale- Free to attend!

No registration required.

March 2-March 30, 2024

7th Street Coffee

Pocono Soap

Fitzpatrick's Irish Store

The Potting Shed

FOUR FAIRIES, NATURE & MAGIC ARTWORKS will be on display at four local businesses in downtown Stroudsburg- visit these whimsical art pieces based on children's books about magic and imagination!

Free! Visit at your own pace!

No registration required.

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Trivia for the Dog Park!

3rd Tuesdays of the Month

6pm-8pm

Next: 3/19/24

The Willow Tree Inn

Join us for a night of friendly competition and fun facts! There will be four new and varied categories of free trivia to test your brain every month. Bring a team of family or friends and play for a chance to win a gift card to the wonderful Willowtree Inn Restaurant! Questions range in difficulty and are "PG." A jar for donations to the Stroud Area Dog Park Project will be out during the event.

Free trivia!

No registration required.

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Storywalk®

May 1-31, 2023

Zacharias Pond Park

 

What can a Frog sit on? What about a Gopher? Find out from the cat in the whimsical storybook, "Frog on a Log?" by Kes Gray & Jim Field. Eastern Monroe Public Library and Stroud Recreation want you to be able to enjoy the outdoors AND a great children's book at the same time! Our Storywalk® is a fifteen-minute walk along Zacharias Pond Park's woodland trail.

The trail starts north of the parking lot, past the pavilion.

"Frog on a Log?" by Kes Gray & Jim Field is Copyright © 2014. posted by permission of the publisher, Scholastic Inc.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

Free! Visit at your own pace!

No registration required.

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Saturday Strolls

3rd Saturdays of the Month

10am-11am (Weather Permitting)

Locations Vary by Month

 

Explore nearby parks and trails! Our interpretive walks provide company, conversation, and nature knowledge. Relax, get some fresh air, and enjoy the views of the season!

 

Walks are rain or shine, but may occasionally be cancelled due to ice, high winds, storms, or unforeseen circumstances. Register in advance to receive updates.

Feb 17, 2024; Cancelled: Snow

Mar 16, 2024; Terra Greens; East Stroudsburg Borough and Terra Greens Golf Club
A winter hike along a mossy path and pond beside Terra Greens Golf Course. About 2 miles. Some cardio-heavy hills. Some roots in the trail but mostly moss, grass or gravel. Estimated time 1.5 hours. This walk meets at 123 Terragreen Drive in East Stroudsburg.

 

April 20, 2023; Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center; Monroe County Conservation District

Walk through forest meadow and an otherworldly shale barren! About 1.5 miles. Rocks and roots across wooded path and several hills. Estimated time: 1 hour. Meet at parking lot of the environmental education center. Dogs are not allowed at this location.

 

May 18, 2024; Brodhead Creek Park Dog Pack Walk; Stroud Township

Walk your dog along this wooded creekside trail with a pack of pups. About 1.8 miles. Trail is gravel with one moderately taxing hill and a short roadside section. Estimated time: 1 hour.
To maintain safety and respect during the walk, d
ogs are NOT permitted to socialize throughout, and must be kept on a non-extendable leash. Dogs must be under control, and have a friendly disposition toward dogs and humans to participate. This pack walk is a good opportunity to enrich your dog and for you to meet other dog lovers. You are welcome to make friends and plan puppy play dates on your own time, but socializing dogs is not the goal of this walk as it will be too big a group and therefore there are too many variables, even for a perfectly trained pup. 

After the walk at 11am, you are welcome to stay to attend a free Dog Training Q&A Session with University of Pets trainer, David Henon.

 

June 15, 2024; Kurmes Preserve; Pocono Heritage Land Trust

A refreshing, though slightly challenging, hiking loop of 2 miles. Rhododendrons and Mountain Laurels hug the trail, and some will likely be blooming. A creek meets the trail at certain points. Meets at 335 Devils Hole Road, Cresco, PA.

 

July 20, 2024; Cherry Creek Crossing Loop; Smithfield Township
A fun-loving waterside loop to and from Minisink Park. About 2.5 miles of mostly flat, gravel trail except slight hill to and from creek. Stone creek crossing is delightful though it does require some dexterity. Estimated time: 1.5 hours. Meet off Oak Street in Delaware Water Gap (NOT at Minisink Park.)

August 17, 2024; Rail Gap Preserve; Pocono Heritage Land Trust

Rushing water and Hemlock forest: a short but remarkable creekside hike of about 0.5 miles. Rocks and roots sporadically in path. Some slight hills. Estimated time: 30 minutes. Rail Gap Preserve is at 3555 Schafer Schoolhouse Road.

Sept 14, 2023; Glen Park; Stroudsburg Borough ONE WEEK EARLY

An adventurous rhododendron-lined out-and-back trail along the lower Brodhead Creek. About 1.5 miles. Wooded trail with roots, rocks, some mud, and varying inclines, but no large hills. Estimated time 1 hour. Meets at: 152 Collins Street, Stroudsburg.

Oct 19, 2024; Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge; U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service START TIME 9 AM

An invigorating stroll over the creek and rolling meadowed hills of the sunny Cherry Valley. About 2 miles. Paved trail; several cardio-inducing hills. Estimated time 1 hour. There are two Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuges in the area. We will meet at the one that was once a golf course: 2138 Crossdale Rd, Stroudsburg, PA. Please make sure that you are heading to the right address before you start your drive. Please note that dogs are not allowed at this location.

You are welcome to stay after the walk for the Friends of Cherry Valley Fall Festival at 10am-2pm!

November 16, 2024; Hidden Lake; Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Hike around this pristine lake on a crisp, fall day. 2 mile loop. Wooded trail with uneven rocks, roots, mud and some slight hills. Estimated time 1.5 hours. Meets at main parking lot, where there are picnic tables and bathrooms.

December 21, 2024; Lower Hornbeck Trail

A winter solstice walk to a waterfall! Join us on a pristine journey over idyllic footbridges to the waterfall and then back again. About 2 miles. Path is mostly flat gravel with some rocky sections, bridges have steps up and require a bit of dexterity. Estimated time 1.5 hours. Meets at Lower Hornbeck's Creek Trailhead. If lot is full, there is overflow parking across 209. Give yourself plenty of time to arrive, as this is our farthest destination from town this year, and overflow parking is a short but noticeable walk to the trailhead.

Free!

REGISTER HERE

Or call 570-426-1512

Registration recommended to get updates on any changes.

Biking Together

Youth Infusion Trip for Kids Pocono Flow:
Trail Bike Ride

May 7

10am-3pm

Dansbury Park

Youth Infusion, Trips for Kids Pocono Flow is going for a bike ride along part of the Levee Loop Trail! The Pocono Flow program takes kids out on scenic, fun and safe riding adventures. Bikes and helmets are available for youth at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis. Youth of all ages and families are encouraged to participate. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. More information and other similar local trail rides can be found at youthinfusioninc.com.

Please note, this program is not run by Stroud Rec, and so it may follow different policies for registration, refunds, scheduling, etc.

Free!

REGISTER HERE

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Snowshoe Walks

Dates and Times

dependent on Snow Conditions.

Glen Brook Golf Course
(Location may change later in year.)

Trek the snowscapes of the Stroud Region this winter! Snowshoeing dates and times will be scheduled based on snowfall and demand, so get on our “Snowshoe List” early to secure your rentals! No commitment necessary, we email out the schedule and fill rental shoes from there! 

Rent a pair for $5 or bring your own snowshoes for free!

REGISTER HERE 

or email or call us to get on the list!

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The Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop Stroud Egg Hunt

March 28, 2024

"Storm Date" March 29, 2024

 

Search for eggs during any of three time windows: 

5:15pm-5:45pm

6:00pm-6:30pm

6:45pm-7:15pm (Bring flashlights!)

Dansbury Park

 

Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop and Stroud Recreation present a fun-filled and candy-packed adventure! Find the eggs hidden around Dansbury Park to celebrate Spring with us!

Join us for one of three time windows. Your child will search for a number of colorful eggs, and then trade them in to redeem a sweet prize! 

Bring a basket for egg collecting and don't forget to dress for the weather!

All candy donated by Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop.

 

Free! Register HERE

Make sure to register in advance, as SPACE IS LIMITED!

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Family Prom

April 20, 2024

5:30pm-8:00pm

Chipperfield Elementary

It's a big crossover event! The Daddy and Daughter Dance and Mom & Me Masquerade Ball join forces for one spectacular night of family fun! Spend the evening with your little ones dancing and making memories. There will be dancing, a photobooth and light snacks provided. 

You will need your emailed registration receipt to enter.

$30 per parent.

$10 per child.

Registration Opens Soon

Registration Required.

SPACE LIMITED & MAY FILL EARLY.

Registration deadline April 5, 2024.

No day-of registration permitted.

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Wednesday Walks

10am-11am

Every Wednesday (Weather Permitting)

 

Our interpretive walks provide company, conversation, and nature knowledge. Relax, get some fresh air, and enjoy the views of the season!

Locations vary by week of the month.
(Click underlined locations below for directions.)

1st Wednesday: Yetter Park

198-184 Wilson Ave,

East Stroudsburg, PA

All first Wednesdays of the month will meet at Yetter Park and loop north around Brodhead Creek Park for a total walking distance of 2.2 miles. Points of interest: man-made waterfall, forest. This is a flat, gravel trail.


2nd Wednesday: Yetter Park

198-184 Wilson Ave,

East Stroudsburg, PA

All second Wednesdays of the month will meet at Yetter Park and loop 1.5 miles south around East Stroudburg High School for a total walking distance of 1.5 miles. Points of interest: creekside, forest. This is a flat, gravel trail.

3rd Wednesday: Forevergreen
1539 Cherry Lane Rd,

East Stroudsburg, PA

All third Wednesdays of the month will meet at Forevergreen Nature Preserve and walk an outer and inner loop for a total walking distance of 1.5 miles. Points of interest: forest, meadow. This is a mostly flat trail with some hills. The trail is part gravel, part grass. In wet conditions, there may be mud.

4th Wednesday

Levee Loop Trailhead

97 Day St,

East Stroudsburg, PA

All fourth Wednesdays of the month, we will meet at the Levee Loop Trailhead in Dansbury Park and loop North to East Stroudsburg High School athletic fields (2 mile loop.) Points of interest: Creekside, Open sunny views. This is a mostly flat grass/ gravel/ paved trail with a short skinny section that has some elevation change.

5th Wednesday (if applicable): 

Grab Bag! If there is a fifth Wednesday of the month, we will visit one of our Saturday Stroll locations on that Wednesday.
May: Cherry Creek Crossing

July: Lower Hornbeck
October: Cherry Valley

Free!

REGISTER HERE

Or call 570-426-1512

Registration recommended to get updates on any changes.

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Levee Loop Trail Run

June 1, 2024

7:30am sign-in

8:00am 5k Race Starts

8:30am 7k Race Starts

Dansbury Park Soccer Field

 

A Timed 5k and 7k run along the Levee Loop Trail. Raise funds for Stroud Greenways while enjoying one of our favorite greenways! Participants get a commemorative t-shirt.* Fitness walkers and runners are both welcome to participate in the 5k event. Rain or shine. Terrain is grass, gravel, sidewalk and road.

Sponsored by: 

Earthlight Natural Foods


*T-shirts are not guaranteed if you register after May 17, 2024.

$35 Per Person

$30 if you register before May 17!

REGISTER HERE

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Join a committee or advisory group & help plan for the future of recreation, parks, and trails in our region. Click on any of the icons above to learn more. 

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Our Connections Magazine is ready to view! Click above to download a comprehensive guide to programs & events, plus pool and camp updates!

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS & DONORS

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